There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, it’s not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project. That would be too easy.
Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes great typography. Where is the benchmark?
Below you will find the best typography sites, rich full of inspiration, tutorials, theories, free fonts, best practices… everything you could possibly need for finding typography inspiration.
Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.
We Love Typography is an image, video, & text ‘bookmarking’ site that is wholly dedicated to type-related content. Membership is by invitation only, though. You can still have a good browse.
A great blog rich full of type news, interviews, inspiration and free resources.
The Type Directors Club is a leading international organization whose sole purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen.
Use Typography is mainly focused on showcasing websites that have good typography. Its purpose is to inspire and encourage good typography principles in web design.
iLT is designed to inspire its readers, to make people more aware of the typography that’s around them. A truly great read.
SwissMiss / Typography
Swiss Miss is a site that covers all aspects of design, there typography/font section is especially inspirational.
This marvelous site is a catalog of posters that have notable graphical or typographical inspiration.
Reform & Revolution
Computerlove / Typography
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